the care of the animals that call the Zoo home, there are opportunities to
work behind the scenes to support the Indianapolis Zoo and its overall
mission. Administrative interns can work alongside professionals in a
variety of areas, including fundraising, communications, marketing,
education and human resources, to gain valuable knowledge about the
day-to-day operations of zoos and other nonprofit organizations. These
internships offer opportunities to develop skills in the areas of planning
and organization, written and verbal communications, and other
Administrative positions may be available in the following areas:
Conservation Education Program Evaluation
Occupational Safety and
Join our multi-disciplined team of educators, scientists, and
conservationists to develop and implement a far-reaching series
of programs that will have a measurable, significant and
positive impact on wildlife and wild places around the planet,
and help transform the City of Indianapolis into a community
that embraces environmental stewardship as a core value.
Conservation Education Program Interns may assist with education
overnights, distance learning and visitor programming.
Evaluation intern will administer summative evaluations and
analyze data for the Zoo’s hands-on carts used in the volunteer
Looking for some hand-on experience in human resources and
non-profit management? This is the internship for you! Human
resources interns assist with all aspects of human resources,
from recruiting and training to administrative functions.
Work closely with the human resources and volunteer services
staff in this dynamic setting. Learn about the fast-paced world
of human resources in an environment that is one of a kind!
The Institutional Advancement Department creates and
implements the Indianapolis Zoo’s fundraising efforts. This
internship position will provide a substantial experience in
non–profit development and management, grant writing, events
planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation
strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable office experience
working in one of the nation's top ten zoos. Individuals with
great attention to detail, previous experience with special
events and team players are encouraged to apply
The intern will work closely with the Events & Advertising
Manager in minor planning of special events and to implement Zoo
and Garden advertising plans.
The Indianapolis Zoo is dedicated to the elimination of staff and guest
injuries and illnesses through the implementation of the Zoo Safety and
Health Programs, as well as maintaining compliance with all applicable
federal, state and local regulations. The intern will be asked to help lead
this effort through performing safety and health inspections and assessing
the grounds for safety and health hazards.
Help promote awareness of the world-class Indianapolis Zoo!
Working with the media, the Zoo’s social media strategies,
video, press releases, and overall participation in the Zoo’s
public relations efforts is a sampling of the adventures that
await you as a member of the public relations team.
Join this fast-paced department and take part in all aspects
of volunteer management. Help recruit, select, train, motivate,
and supervise our great group of nearly 600 individuals between
the ages of 14 and 95. You will gain administrative and
organizational skills, learn about non-profit management, and
have fun, too!
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